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4. presentation  skc
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4. presentation  skc
4. presentation  skc
4. presentation  skc
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  • 1. Yang Saing KomaARUN International Symposium 6-7 September, 2012
  • 2. CEDACOrganic Rice Storage + Marketing Shop and Production Processing & Sale other (Farmer (Private (SKC) privatesupported by Rice Mill) retails CEDAC)
  • 3. CORB : production, storage, processing, saleand marketing support services to rice farmersCORB seeks to achieve following socialobjectives by combining development andbusiness approach:  Improving livelihood for organic rice farmers  Contributed to sustainability of rice production systems  Contributed to improved public health
  • 4.  Around 1.8 million rice farmers families (60 % of Cambodia population) Issues of rice farmers:- Lower yields, higher expenses on externalinput- Lower prices, prices determined by traders- Soil degradation and pollution - Health problem - Lack of trust in cooperatives
  • 5.  CEDAC as Cambodian NGO set up in August 1997 to work for the improvement of livelihood of farmers, with > 100,000 farmers supported to improve rice production 2004: Integration of organic rice marketing support services through opening pilot shop in Phnom Penh 2009: Established Sahakreas CEDAC (SKC) to be responsible in sale and marketing of organic food products, especially organic rice, 2012: Introduction of the rice mill cooperative initiative
  • 6.  Company owned by CEDAC and farmers Set up in 2009 to provide sale and marketing services to farmers Current main products: organic rice, wild honey, traditional rice wine and palm sugar Market: Phnom Penh, USA, Ho Chi Minh City Number of organic rice farmers : 2000 families supported by CEDAC projects Main investment partners: Oiko Credit and ARUN, mainly in paddy procurement
  • 7.  Procurement of paddy Storage (private warehouse and own warehouse) Milling (private rice mill) Packaging Distribution and sale services Export services Organic rice brand development
  • 8.  Technical support services to small rice farmers to increase rice production and to produce organic fragrant rice with lower cost/zero expenses on external inputs Quality control (organic certification) services Producer organizations development and management support Consumer education and raising awareness on organic food and organic farming
  • 9. 27.10.2012
  • 10.  CEDAC support: Improved production with lower cost on external input, improved producer organization, improved soil fertility SKC business: improved access to market and higher prices for farmers, increased motivation to work together in producer organizations and to produce higher quality rice CEDAC + SKC = higher net income for rice farmers, improved cooperation among farmers, change of power relationship, laying foundation for financial sustainability of the whole operation,
  • 11.  Growing demand of organic rice, domestic and international markets Foundation for CEDAC organic rice laid, including brand popularity, distribution and retail networks Increasing number of rice farmers supported by CEDAC producing rice surplus for the markets Donors’ support to CEDAC work with rice farmers to improve rice production Favorable government policies to support rice business and rice export
  • 12.  Improve more benefits to farmers by integration of community-based rice mill cooperatives (RMC) into the systems Improving profits to ensure the financial sustainability and autonomy the whole operation of CORB Expanding the benefits of CORB to more rice farmers, up to 100,000 farmers by 2022
  • 13.  Producing can sell milled rice with higher price than paddy Access to rice husks for improving soil fertility and rice bran for developing animal husbandry and fish culture RMC can be the focal point for farmers to interact with each other and to interact with other stakeholders as well as future service provider centers for farmers
  • 14. CEDAC Storage + Marketing Shop andProduction Processing & Sale other (Farmer) (Private (SKC) private Rice Mill) retails Storage + RetailsProduction Marketing & Processing (Private (Farmer) Sale (SKC) (RMC) Business)
  • 15. RMC PG PGPG RMC SKC RMC RMC
  • 16.  Raising awareness and educating farmers on benefits cooperatives, especially RMC, and organic rice farming business Capital contribution from farmers to invest in rice mills and in procuring paddy (RMC investment fund) Changing the attitude of farmers in selling paddy to selling milled rice to get installment payment Developing RMC and SKC business and financial management capacity Developing human resources to applying business approach in development

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